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Education

December 21, 2010

Education in Brief: 12/21/2010

Holiday break activities for kids

TRAVERSE CITY — The Great Lakes Children's Museum will offer a week of holiday break activities.

The activity schedule is: "Feed the Birds: Make Treats for Neighborhood Birds" Monday, Dec. 27; "Flaky Fun: Snowy Science and Crafts" Tuesday, Dec. 28; "Geo Dome Activities" Wednesday Dec. 29; "Wild and Wintery: Nature Crafts for the Season" Thursday, Dec. 30; and "Countdown to Noon: New Year's Eve for Kids" Friday, Dec. 31. Activities are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

They are suitable for children of all ages with adult supervision and are included in museum admission, which is $6 for ages 2 and older. Volunteers and staff also will be on hand to help.

The museum is located at 13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive.

For details, call 932-4526 or visit www.greatlakeskids.org.

'Learn to Skate' clinic fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — If you want to learn to ice skate, the Traverse City Combine Varsity High School Figure Skating Team's "Learn to Skate" clinic can provide instruction.

The fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27-28, at Centre Ice, 1600 Chartwell.

The cost is $6 per skater per day and all ages are welcome. Rental skates are free.

Peninsula Library invites kids to movie

TRAVERSE CITY — Kids are invited to come to the Peninsula Community Library in their pajamas on Thursday, Dec. 30, for a PJ Morning Movie.

Children can enjoy breakfast, a craft and the movie "The Polar Express" at 10 a.m. Admission is free.

The library is located at 2735 Island View Road. Call 223-7700 to learn more.

Nominations for college scholarship

PETOSKEY — The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is accepting nominations for scholarships available to students and recent alumni from community colleges. Current students at North Central Michigan College and alumni who earned a degree at the college since spring 2006 and have not since transferred to a four-year college are eligible.

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